Urology fpMrs Fellowship
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery FELLOWSHIP- Urology
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE on 2/2/2022 at 5 PM CST. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
The Department of Urology at Houston Methodist Hospital, in conjunction with faculty from the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Plastic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery and Neurology, offers one of the most comprehensive and multi-disciplinary 24-month fellowship opportunities for urologists. This competitive fellowship offers multi-disciplinary training in voiding dysfunction and urinary tract and pelvic reconstruction. Candidates receive extensive training in prosthetics, soft tissue reconstruction, bowel reconstruction, with experience in colorectal, urogynecology, neuro-urology, plastics and reconstructive surgery. This training opportunity produces well-rounded and highly skilled reconstructive surgeons in the growing field of pelvic reconstructive surgery and neuro-urology, permitting them to pursue a career in academics or private practice.
Fellows will acquire and demonstrate medical knowledge of neurologic and idiopathic disorders of the bladder and pelvic floor leading to incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and pelvic organ prolapse based on the most recent literature and standards of practice. Trainees will understand the presentation of a wide range of pelvic floor disorders and their non-surgical and surgical management options as outlined below.
- Presentation and treatment options for disorders of pelvic floor support, musculature and innervation:
- Pelvic organ prolapse: anterior (cystocele), posterior (rectocele) and uterine/vaginal vault prolapse
- Defecation disorders and chronic constipation
- Pelvic pain and dyspareunia
- Transvaginal compartment prolapse and vault suspension repairs
- Trans-abdominal vault suspension techniques
- Minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) prolapse repair
- Presentation and treatment options for female and male stress urinary incontinence, including:
- Injection of urethral bulking agents
- Pubovaginal/midurethral sling procedures
- Male artificial urinary sphincter placement/male sling procedures
- Presentation and treatment of disorders of the bladder and urethra:
- Repair of lower urinary tract injuries from synthetic mesh
- Repair of urethral diverticulum
- Repair of vesicovaginal fistula
- Comprehensive video-urodynamic studies
- Botulinum toxin intradetrusor injections
- Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation
- Sacral neuromodulation
- Augmentation cystoplasty
- Urinary diversion
- Patients with congenital genitourinary abnormalities and participate in our monthly transitional urology clinic
- Disorders of the detrusor muscle, urinary sphincter, central nervous system and afferent and efferent neuronal pathways that innervate the bladder, including conditions such as:
- Neurogenic bladder
- Overactive bladder and urinary incontinence
- Male and female voiding dysfunction
Academic and Research Structure
The fellow candidate will participate in monthly journal club meetings and weekly didactic conferences specific to the area of pelvic floor reconstructive surgery and neuro-urology. Fellows will have the opportunity to mentor and teach medical students and residents and present at departmental grand rounds. We strongly encourage and support the fellow's participation in basic science and clinical research. All faculty members will provide opportunities for the fellow to choose and be involved in multiple research projects. Fellows will be able to participate and present at national meeting such as SUFU, AUA, AUGS or ICS.